Rwanda Literacy Rate 1978-2020

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Rwanda literacy rate for 2018 was 73.22%, a 2.41% increase from 2014.
  • Rwanda literacy rate for 2014 was 70.80%, a 2.47% increase from 2012.
  • Rwanda literacy rate for 2012 was 68.33%, a 2.48% increase from 2010.
  • Rwanda literacy rate for 2010 was 65.85%, a 0.96% increase from 2000.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Eritrea 76.57%
Uganda 76.53%
Madagascar 74.80%
Rwanda 73.22%
Nepal 67.91%
Comoros 58.82%
Sierra Leone 43.21%
Afghanistan 43.02%
Benin 42.36%
Burkina Faso 41.22%
Central African Republic 37.40%
Mali 35.47%
South Sudan 34.52%
Rwanda Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 73.22% 2.41%
2014 70.80% 2.47%
2012 68.33% 2.48%
2010 65.85% 0.96%
2000 64.89% 7.04%
1991 57.85% 19.61%
1978 38.24% 19.61%